The Daily Stash

We scour the net for the Daily Stash, our daily roundup of game bits and pieces. Click through for more about:

Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=]Wingmen trailer[/surl] comes to you from Labu games.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Evaluating game mechanics for depth[/surl] (in case you were into that sort of thing).
[surl=]Game Developer debuts free 2010 Game Career Guide issue[/surl] to give you a head start.
[surl=]NPD says PC retail and digitally distributed sales nearly equal[/surl]: 23.5 million in stores compared to 21.3 million online.
[surl=]Call of Duty is this generation’s Star Wars[/surl] (says Activision).
[surl=]Hundreds of Old Arcade Games at California Extreme 2010[/surl] – a slideshow for you.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Prototyping and Playtesting Frozen Synapse[/surl] on Bit-Tech.
[surl=]Terminator FPS mod now in playable form[/surl], but it’s still early days.
[surl=]Nation of Reincars[/surl] is an “achingly tricky” indie platformer/puzzler.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Company of Heroes Online prepares for closed beta[/surl] for a “select group of community members” from North America, anyway.
[surl=]Medal of Honor Xbox 360 multiplayer beta kicks off[/surl] – a month later than PS3 and PC.
[surl=]Dead Rising event unveils more details for Case Zero[/surl] – held in Japan, of course.
[surl=]Castlevania October date is ‘speculation'[/surl], in case you’d accidentally gotten your hopes up.
[surl=]Fight Night: Champion announced for 2011[/surl] – including an awesome new single-player mode.
[surl=]ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead demo out now[/surl] – grab it! Go on!
[surl=]Shank hits PSN August 24, XBLA August 25[/surl] – PC version to follow later.
[surl=]Scott Pilgrim lands on XBLA two weeks after PSN[/surl] (noticing a trend?)
[surl=]EA Partners to Publish Curt Schilling’s RPG: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning[/surl], formerly known as Project Mercury.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Kinect priced at US$150, including Kinect Adventures[/surl] (in the US, anyway).

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Zattika raises $5.5 million in funding[/surl] through parent company Expedite 5.
[surl=]Sledgehammer hiring now[/surl], for a new “high-end” console title.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Massively’s Community Detective: The customer service case files[/surl] – Issue #1: Age of Conan + EverQuest II.
[surl=]Final Fantasy XIV’s Hiromichi Tanaka chats[/surl] about the goals of the game.
[surl=]Dungeons & Dragons Online finally going free-to-play in Europe[/surl], catching up with the US.
[surl=]Need for Speed World takes off, July 27th[/surl], available via digital download.
[surl=]WoW: Cataclysm beta patch notes build 12539[/surl] …to keep you up to speed.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Sakaguchi not retiring after The Last Story[/surl]… well, not directly after.
[surl=]Crytek say that Crysis 2 has the most advanced AI you’ve ever seen[/surl] – and they’ve seen a lot.
[surl=]Mafia II on PS3: Your Questions Answered[/surl] on the PlayStation blog.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]New Zealand tv channel rips off PS3 ad[/surl], sorry Kevin Butler…

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]NES console made from wood[/surl]: won’t necessarily play games, but will look cool.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=]Red Dead Redemption leads US half-year sales[/surl] (no shocks there!)

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Limbo is out now[/surl] (not that cheap, but it is that good).

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=,_interviews,_and_schedules!]The Capcom guide to Comic Con[/surl]: Producers, Signings, Interviews and Schedules!
[surl=]Warren Spector to give keynote address at PAX Prime[/surl] (thanks, Twitter!)

[surl=]Is this the promo art for the next Hitman title?[/surl]
[surl=]Is Namco vs Capcom not one, but two games?[/surl]
[surl=]Is Deus Ex: Human Revolution due in February?[/surl]


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